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United Medical Center owner challenges in court Washington, DC's takeover of facility

Washington Post, May 5, 2010

The company that owns United Medical Center blames the financial meltdown of the facility on the Washington, DC's refusal to fully reimburse the facility for patient care and city officials' decision to "divert" $25 million in hospital funding to other projects. Specialty Hospital of Washington denied in a filing in DC Superior Court that it had hidden financial problems from city officials, whom it contends unlawfully seized control of the hospital last month. The company says Attorney General Peter Nickles chaired monthly meetings on hospital operations and knew the medical center was in trouble, the Washington Post reports.